Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Last Chat until Halloween or so

June 30th's chat will be the last for a few months. I'm getting busy with birthdays, conferences, travel and a wedding. Late October is the first chance I'll have to consider re-instating a routine.

If others want to use the room, it's there and paid for—if you want to organize something without me, I don't mind!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Spiritual/Existential Intelligence, June 30, 2016

Here we turn philosophical, and depart from Howard Gardner's approved set.

I've lifted this list from a wikipedia article for you, as I was so struck by its similarity to the fabric of unschooling discussions over the years:


Definitions of spiritual intelligence rely on the concept of spirituality as being distinct from religiosity.

Danah Zohar defined 12 principles underlying spiritual intelligence:

Self-awareness: Knowing what I believe in and value, and what deeply motivates me.
Spontaneity: Living in and being responsive to the moment.
Being vision- and value-led: Acting from principles and deep beliefs, and living accordingly.
Holism: Seeing larger patterns, relationships, and connections; having a sense of belonging.
Compassion: Having the quality of "feeling-with" and deep empathy.
Celebration of diversity: Valuing other people for their differences, not despite them.
Field independence: Standing against the crowd and having one's own convictions.
Humility: Having the sense of being a player in a larger drama, of one's true place in the world.
Tendency to ask fundamental "Why?" questions: Needing to understand things and get to the bottom of them.
Ability to reframe: Standing back from a situation or problem and seeing the bigger picture or wider context.
Positive use of adversity: Learning and growing from mistakes, setbacks, and suffering.
Sense of vocation: Feeling called upon to serve, to give something back.

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This chat concludes the series on Multiple Intelligences.

Transcripts of the chats that went before are:






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Monday, June 20, 2016

Nature intelligence, June 23, 2016

Nature Intelligence
(The word "naturalistic" is bothering me this week.)

It's not about "nature" meaning trees and bugs, though it is that, too.
It's about the nature of things—categorization, distinguishing minor differences, identifying and sorting.




The series on multiple intelligences (with links to transcripts of most):

May 5 Visual/spatial intelligence
May 12 Musical intelligence
May 19 Verbal/linguistic intelligence
May 26 Logical/mathematical intelligence
June 2 Interpersonal intelligence
June 9 Intrapersonal intelligence(Draft)
June 16 Bodily/kinesthetic intelligence

June 23 Naturalistic (added as #8)

June 30 Existential / spiritual (in consideration—not fully accepted)

July 7 make-up day (if one of those above has been missed, or a new topic if not)


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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Bodily/kinesthetic intelligence, June 16, 2016

Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence covers dance, body-awareness, physical talents that might be used for sports or knot-tying or wood carving or physical therapy. Some people are only slightly aware of how their bodies work and what their capacities are. Some people seem to be born knowing, or using their bodies well without even thinking about it.



The series on multiple intelligences (with links to transcripts of most):

May 5 Visual/spatial intelligence
May 12 Musical intelligence
May 19 Verbal/linguistic intelligence
May 26 Logical/mathematical intelligence
June 2 Interpersonal intelligence (no transcript yet)
June 9 Intrapersonal intelligence(no transcript yet)
June 16 Bodily/kinesthetic intelligence

June 23 Naturalistic (added as #8)

June 30 Existential / spiritual (in consideration—not fully accepted)

July 7 make-up day (if one of those above has been missed, or a new topic if not)


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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Intrapersonal intelligence—Self-awareness, June 9, 2016

Intrapersonal intelligence might be the least discussed of all of these, in normal life. Maybe anywhere.

Google gave me a description:
The word intrapersonal means “within the self”—so, “intrapersonal intelligence” is another term for self-awareness or introspection. It's part of psychologist Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. People who have high intrapersonal intelligence are aware of their emotions, motivations, beliefs, and goals.

It came from ConnectionsAcademy.com, and it's a nice definition.

Here's my own, from my site, which requires the one above it to make sense.
Interpersonal intelligence is about understanding other people—their non-verbal expressions, their motivations and desires and moods.

Intrapersonal intelligence is understanding one's self in those ways. How are you feeling and why? What are your capabilities and problems and fears and what will help you move toward goals?

The series on multiple intelligences (with links to transcripts of most):

May 5 Visual/spatial intelligence
May 12 Musical intelligence
May 19 Verbal/linguistic intelligence
May 26 Logical/mathematical intelligence
June 2 Interpersonal intelligence (no transcript yet)
June 9 Intrapersonal intelligence
June 16 Bodily/kinesthetic intelligence

June 23 Naturalistic (added as #8)

June 30 Existential / spiritual (in consideration—not fully accepted)

July 7 make-up day (if one of those above has been missed, or a new topic if not)


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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Interpersonal Intelligence, June 2

Interpersonal intelligence is about understanding other people—their non-verbal expressions, their motivations and desires and moods. In school, this is used by some kids to play to the teachers's preferences and prejudices (or just to play the teachers). When I was a kid, the only bad grades I got were in conduct or deportment. I was off exercising my interpersonal intelligence, but it was not on the curriculum, so it was "being bad."

In the world outside of school, it can be the best part of some kids lives! So how can we appreciate and accommodate it?


The series on multiple intelligences:

May 5 Visual/spatial intelligence
May 12 Musical intelligence
May 19 Verbal/linguistic intelligence
May 26 Logical/mathematical intelligence

June 2 Interpersonal intelligence
June 9 Intrapersonal intelligence
June 16 Bodily/kinesthetic intelligence

June 23 Naturalistic (added as #8)

June 30 Existential / spiritual (in consideration—not fully accepted)

July 7 make-up day (if one of those above has been missed, or a new topic if not)





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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Logical/mathematical intelligence, May 26

The second most schoolish intelligence is mathematical/logical (in school's order of priority, I think).

Please come to the chat and share some of your DEschooling epiphanies about what is logical or mathematical that was never touched on in school, and maybe some stories of cool discoveries your kids have made.

Read more about multiple intelligences here: http://sandradodd.com/intelligences/

The series on multiple intelligences:

May 5 Visual/spatial intelligence
May 12 Musical intelligence
May 19 Verbal/linguistic intelligence

May 26 Logical/mathematical intelligence
June 2 Interpersonal intelligence
June 9 Intrapersonal intelligence
June 16 Bodily/kinesthetic intelligence

June 23 Naturalistic (added as #8)

June 30 Existential / spiritual (in consideration—not fully accepted)

July 7 make-up day (if one of those above has been missed, or a new topic if not)


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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Verbal/linguistic intelligence

Verbal/linguistic intelligence is the easiest of these to consider, because most people use language, or understand it. Some people do it exceptionally well, or learn additional languages easily. In a way, it's a hard thing to appreciate, because most people use language,and can put some words down on paper, and so some don't appreciate the range of ease or facility.

For unschoolers this one can cause stumbles, because it's so... SCHOOLY. :-)
So think outside any box you're used to, if you can, and consider how this intelligence shows itself in your family, and in the world around you.

Here is something short and painless, about similarities and differences in a few pop culture words in three languages. (Two or more of these people speak English; they probably all speak Korean. "Big Bang" is a Korean boy band.)



"Sofa" is not an English word, though. :-) It's from Turkish, and Arabic before that, probably picked up by Christian Crusaders in the Middle Ages (not the upholstered furniture, but the term for it, when they DID start upholstering benches in western Europe, later). Word trivia is fun for some people, and not for other people, because.... various reasons. Think about your own.

A similar video, with the addition of Chinese, is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AusmsFqKs10



The series on multiple intelligences:

May 5 Visual/spatial intelligence
May 12 Musical intelligence

May 19 Verbal/linguistic intelligence
May 26 Logical/mathematical intelligence
June 2 Interpersonal intelligence
June 9 Intrapersonal intelligence
June 16 Bodily/kinesthetic intelligence

June 23 Naturalistic (added as #8)

June 30 Existential / spiritual (in consideration—not fully accepted)

July 7 make-up day (if one of those above has been missed, or a new topic if not)


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Monday, May 9, 2016

Musical Intelligence, May 12

This week's chat is part two in the set of Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences theory. Musical Intelligence! How can unschooling parents nourish and expand their children's lives to include opportunities for them to explore and exercise that part of them?

What is it like, this "musical intelligence"? What does it connect to?

The rest of the series is:

May 5 Visual/spatial intelligence (transcript is still in the chatroom, or will be at http://chattranscripts.blogspot.com after May 10)
May 12 Musical intelligence
May 19 Verbal/linguistic intelligence
May 26 Logical/mathematical intelligence
June 2 Interpersonal intelligence
June 9 Intrapersonal intelligence
June 16 Bodily/kinesthetic intelligence

June 23 Naturalistic (added as #8)

June 30 Existential / spiritual (in consideration—not fully accepted)


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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Visual/Spatial Intelligence

For nine weeks, I want to go through each of the intelligences discussed by fans of the work of Howard Gardner and his Multiple Intelligence theory. I have a page on my site, here: SandraDodd.com/intelligences

This week, Visual/Spatial!

So the other chats I will schedule now.
IF THERE IS A CANCELLATION, let's add the missed one in at the end.

Original set:

May 5 Visual/spatial intelligence
May 12 Musical intelligence
May 19 Verbal/linguistic intelligence
May 26 Logical/mathematical intelligence
June 2 Interpersonal intelligence
June 9 Intrapersonal intelligence
June 16 Bodily/kinesthetic intelligence

June 23 Naturalistic (added as #8)

June 30 Existential / spiritual (in consideration—not fully accepted)


July 7 make-up day (if one of those above has been missed, or a new topic if not)


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Sunday, April 24, 2016

April 28, Spouse/Partner

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Spouse or partner, peace at home, support, acceptance, avoiding negativity—whatever topics people bring. Preserving goo relationships with a significant other.

Some resources:

Spouses—Unschooling can make us better partners!

That has links at the bottom to:
Controlling one's spouse [about not trying to do that]
If you're considering separation...
Divorce (Avoidance of, for Unschoolers)

"If you are choosing to be a mother, move beyond playing at it, and *be* it.
That's from Pam Laricchia, at this page: Are You Playing the Role of “Mother”?

I would like to suggest that people read that and consider not "playing the role of partner" in an adult relationship, but BEING a partner.

And there is a facebook group called Something Sweet for our Significant Other

But if you don't have time to read, come to the chat anyway.




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Monday, April 18, 2016

April 21 chat, Being present

Being present isn't always physically possible. It's not always emotionally possible, nor mentally possible. Share thoughts and tricks that have helped you regain your place in the moment. Awareness, mindfulness, attention—what terminology and imagery has heped you that might help other parents?

Thursday, April 21, 2016.


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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Something about April 14

I will be in and out of the chat. I'll try to be in. :-)

In planning the week, I didn't think of the chat when Holly invited us up to EspaƱola to see where she's living and to have lunch. She doesn't have wifi and has used up all our high speed for the month. I'll request a wifi-enabled place for our lunch, and see if I can use my phone otherwise, as a hotspot.

Please come to the chat and help others figure out how to make imaginary friends work in their favor!

http://justaddlightandstir.blogspot.com/2013/11/be-that-way.html


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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Chat Reminder! Thursday.

Thursday, April 15. Let's talk about having a witness, real or imagined, to help you remember to be patient and sweet (or whatever you need reminders about). I have a new page with notes on that. I can add a link to the transcript later, if you all tell good stories that will help future unschoolers!

SandraDodd.com/witness

Maybe there are other thoughts or images you use to help you remember how you want to be. Come and share!


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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

April 7 chat

We didn't talk about a chat topic, but I'll be in the chat room and perhaps a topic will evolve. So if you have questions or stories, come on over!

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Thursday, March 31 CHAT!

Don't forget, my anniversary-day chat.

TOPIC:
Art, as described in this Just Add Light post: An Abundance of Beauty
TIME:
Two hours, beginning:
11:00 am Pacific
noon Mountain time
1:00 pm Central
2:00 pm Eastern
7:00 pm Lisbon/UK


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Friday, March 25, 2016

"An abundance of beauty," March 31

March 31 is my wedding anniversary, but I'll do a chat anyway, so be nice to me!

I get to pick the topic, then. Art, as described in this Just Add Light post:

http://justaddlightandstir.blogspot.com/2010/09/abundance-of-beauty.html

I think times will change again for some people, if Europe has initiated clock-change season. Back to the way it was last month, I'm pretty sure. Please put a reminder on your phone or computer, because I might forget to send another e-mail.




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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

As kids get older/social...

Attachment/relationship/​social-coach

How can we help children nagivate social situations?

This week the times are odd because Europe isn't on daylight savings time and the U.S. is. Please double-check times! Thanks.


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Sunday, March 20, 2016

March 24 chat, social situations

Thursday, March 24

Maintaining attachment as kids get older, and helping them nagivate social situations.


Until Europe goes to Daylight Savings Times, these are the times (I think!)

11:00 am Pacific
noon Mountain time
1:00 pm Central
2:00 pm Eastern
6:00 pm Lisbon/UK
7:00 pm Leiden

Thursday, March 17, 2016:


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Sunday, March 13, 2016

TIME CHANGE and Strewing

It's daylight savings time at my house (and north America's houses, as applicable).

Anyone who lives where daylight savings time doesn't happen, or in Europe where it will happen in two weeks, please double-check your times. I think this is the deal for two weeks:

11:00 am Pacific
noon Mountain time
1:00 pm Central
2:00 pm Eastern
6:00 pm Lisbon/UK
7:00 pm Leiden

Thursday, March 17, 2016:

STREWING is the topic! Think of misconceptions or problems with strewing. If we can see what can go wrong, we can avoid that and only strew the good and happy way! Think of ways to describe it to newer unschoolers to help them avoid confusion.


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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

March 10, Joy

March 10 chat topic: Finding and Maintaining Joy

For those who want to warm up in advance, there's this short article on my site: Rejecting a Pre-Packaged Life, that's about finding enjoyment in everyday things.

In a podcast in which she interviewed me, Pam Laricchia said she named her website "Living Joyfully" because of that article. Here is that interview: Ten Questions with Sandra Dodd
and here's something Pam wrote about maintaining joy by choosing positive friends over negative, critical ones: Joy is a Beacon for Community and Growth


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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Joy, and Strewing

Next two chats:

March 10: Finding and Maintaining Joy.
March 17: Joyful Strewing.

Subscribe to announcements here, and maybe set a reminder from a calendar on your phone or computer!
See you Thursday!


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March 3 Uses of "the media"

I'm SO SORRY I forgot to put a notice of the chat here early in the week.

I went and put it in the chat room, and thought I'd done what I came to do, I think. :-)

MEDIA—what is it, and what's it good for, for unschoolers?



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Monday, February 22, 2016

Repair of PBS link

http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/homeschooling/unschooling-101/

The address/url is right, but the first quotation marks were missing from the html coding. Sorry about that.

This link is to go with Who can Unschool?

Sandra

Thursday chat reminder

February 25, Who can Unschool?
PBS LINK FIXED below.


If you want some warm-up info, there's a very short article (that quotes me!), and a fifteen-minute podcast. And it's likely that when you read and listen, you'll think of someone you want to send that link to.

http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/homeschooling/unschooling-101/
[PBS is the U.S. Public Broadcast Service—the educational television network. My name is on their site. Woohoo!

Who can Unschool?
(part of Amy Childs' great podcast series)

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Why chats are different for different people


First: The last three chat transcripts (very slightly edited) are at the Chat Transcripts blog, here:
chattranscripts.blogspot.com


What it's like in an Introvert's Head could explain why some people don't like (or can't read or enjoy) fast chats. It's images, not text, so don't be shy about having a look. It might help you with an introverted relative or friend, too!

In the chat on February 8, I wrote a bit how the chats work (and don't work):
Sandra Dodd: I have mentioned somewhere a time or two (on the writing page? in here?) that this chat uses something that school never EVER taught.

Sandra Dodd: But many workplaces need it. And it's still not taught.

Megan Valnes: Ok, what's that?

Sandra Dodd: Real-time writing.

Sandra Dodd: So for those who don't mind confusion (when three conversations weave back and forth like a car chase), or who can type fast and think fast and won't get a headache, this can be fun, in a mental-gymnastics way.

Sandra Dodd: But it's not for everybody, I know.
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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Peaceful Parenting chat, February 18


Karen Dematos made this art, and wrote:
I saw "Honest Conversation Hearts from Parents" that weren't so nice. So I made some new ones to share for Valentine's Day:
(I should add some of these were inspired by Joyce Kurtak Fetteroll's Unschooling Toolbox!)

The chat this Thursday will be about peaceful parenting. You might be inspired by the sweet messages above,
and maybe listen to this podcast on peace and unschooling:
http://unschoolingsupport.com/peace/
or you could read here:
http://sandradodd.com/parentingpeacefully.



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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Next three chats, and subscribe!

The subscriptions and mail-out are working again. But the bad news is, that I trashed the old mailing list and created a new one. So you might need to re-subscribe, at the right, on the blog (or at the drop-down menu, if you're not on a proper computer).

Next three chats:
February 18 Peaceful Parenting
February 25 Who can Unschool?
March 3 Uses of "the media"


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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February 11 chat reminder

A chat on abundance and such.

Feedburner shows nine subscribers now, instead of zero. I'm sending this little reminder as a test.
Thursday... if I'm not in the room at noon, it will not hurt my feelings if someone reminds me.


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Friday, February 5, 2016

Abundance / finances February 11

February 11, 2016 chat on abundance/finances

Thursday for two hours,
beginning at noon mountain time at my house in New Mexico which (depending on daylight savings time match-up) is also
11:00 am Pacific
noon Mountain time
1:00 pm Central
2:00 pm Eastern
7:00 pm Lisbon/UK

Where, when and how



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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Thursday chat, Teens

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Teens
Links to writings already out there: http://chatnotes-unschooling.blogspot.com/2016/01/two-chats-coming.html


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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Next two chats

Sorry if this is a duplicate.
I didn't get one by e-mail, and am trying to shake it loose.




February 4, 2016 chat on Teens (resources below)

February 11, 2016 chat on abundance/finances

Thursdays, 4th and 11th



Sue Patterson, who has written a book about homeschooled teens (lots unschooled, but not all) is offering a free excerpt. I've downloaded it.
Did you know I'm giving away a free chapter to my book, Homeschooled Teens?
Would you like to see the chapter about the Advantages these young people found to homeschooling/unschooling through the teen years?

And - I'm including the the Preface that explains more about my family and why I wrote this book PLUS the Introduction, explaining what all the other chapters are about!
Hard to resist, right?

Please share with anyone you think might need a little encouragement!
http://suepatterson.com/free-chapter/
It has:
  • table of Contents (1 page)
  • Preface (5 pages)
  • Introduction (7 pages)
  • Chapter 4 — The Advantages of Homeschooling
My site has two index pages on teens. Most of the photos were taken at conferences.

http://sandradodd.com/teen/

http://sandradodd.com/teens/

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Friday, January 29, 2016

two chats coming

February 4, 2016 chat on Teens (resources below)

February 11, 2016 chat on abundance/finances

Thursdays, 4th and 11th



Sue Patterson, who has written a book about homeschooled teens (lots unschooled, but not all) is offering a free excerpt. I've downloaded it.
Did you know I'm giving away a free chapter to my book, Homeschooled Teens?
Would you like to see the chapter about the Advantages these young people found to homeschooling/unschooling through the teen years?

And - I'm including the the Preface that explains more about my family and why I wrote this book PLUS the Introduction, explaining what all the other chapters are about!
Hard to resist, right?

Please share with anyone you think might need a little encouragement!
http://suepatterson.com/free-chapter/
It has:
  • table of Contents (1 page)
  • Preface (5 pages)
  • Introduction (7 pages)
  • Chapter 4 — The Advantages of Homeschooling
My site has two index pages on teens. Most of the photos were taken at conferences.

http://sandradodd.com/teen/

http://sandradodd.com/teens/

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

January 28 chat on Food

FUN food, food problems, odd preferences, worries, surprises.

Let's talk about what resources are helpful to unschooling, and what's different, with unschooling. I'm helping with a six-year-old who goes to school these days. I'm learning some new little-kid preferences myself, and some scheduling realities.

There are two chat transcripts from 2009, about food. Here's a quote from one:
mindyh: I just read the most facinating article about food and sex. The author was saying that the old morality concerning sex has transferrred to a new morality about food.
What do unschooling principles have to do with food, though? How does food affect the family relationships, togetherness, and happiness?

Thursday, noon in New Mexico (mountain time). 7:00 pm in Lisbon and London (or in London, 19:00). Find your own time zone, please.


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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Chat January 28, 2016

My reminder notification for January 21 arrived in my e-mail at 3:03, an hour after the chat ended. :-) I don't know why.

Next week, January 28, Thursday, another chat, noon my house. If I come up with a great topic, I'll write again.


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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

chat this week

January 21, noon at my house, chat about unschooling.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Chat on January 21, a Thursday

I'm sorry to be having a flakey season, but I am.

Some of the people who responded about chats preferred Thursday.
This week I'm sick with a head cold and am spending most of my time happily in bed. I don't mind, but sitting up isn't comfortable.

Next week, Thursday January 14 is Marty's 27th birthday. Holly will be here to help me make food for all our extended family. It will be the first time we're all together without extra people.

The week after that, the third Thursday, noon in New Mexico, I'll be here. The topic can be progress or questions since the last chat days, and ideas for future chat topics. People children are all older, and we've lived through some changes, many of us, and a few holidays. Come and share successes.


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